Ecuador: Extortion, Kidnapping group solves 1650 disappearances first half of 2014

Posted on July 31, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador reported the National Directorate for offences against life, violent deaths, disappearances, extortion and kidnappings (Dinased) met 1,650 disappearances in Ecuador, in the first half of this year, which means the 81% of effectiveness, reported a statement from the Agency.

Of the resolved cases, has been located alive 1.597 people, representing 97%, and lifeless 53 missing persons (3%). Investigations determined that 21 people were killed by accident, 13 by undetermined causes, 16 killings and murders, and three suicides.

57.7% of individuals disappear motivated by problems of domestic violence. 26.2% by social problems associated with gangs, alcoholism and drug addiction. 6.2% of missing persons are people with different abilities. Problems for academics (bullying, psychological abuse) has drifted away from their homes 1.8%. While 1.4% by mental deficiencies and 1.1% for reasons beyond their control such as accidents, arrests, among others.


The effectiveness of solved cases is because the commitment of 600 officers having the address at the national level. “Members have a police training suitable for the execution of their work and commitment to provide answers to the families that are affected by these social phenomena,” said Carlos Alulema, head of the police unit.

In the first six months of 2014, Dinased 253% increased the number of complaints of missing persons, since citizens have confidence in the current police work in the investigations of these cases, said the statement. In 2013 809 complaints, is receptaron while in 2014 rose to 2.043.

Work at the missing persons unit 160 agents nationwide. Each one is responsible for 13 cases, this issue’s been resolved 11 and two are in full investigative course. The effectiveness in the search for missing persons is 81%. Currently, the entity works in 393 cases, equivalent to 19%. Read Article

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